How to Turn Small Ideas into Big Solutions? Innovation!

June 16, 2023
How to Turn Small Ideas into Big Solutions? Innovation!

Author: Sounder Mannathan | Senior Blockchain Architect, Prolifics

Innovation is not solely reserved for grand ideas; small ideas can often be the seeds of transformative solutions. In this blog, we will embark on a journey, Gartner-style, to explore how small ideas can be nurtured into impactful solutions. By incorporating elements such as idea management, proof of concept, technology selection, vendor lookup, implementation, and evaluation, organizations can navigate the path to success. Let’s dive into the Gartner-inspired process of turning small ideas into remarkable solutions.

Simple Framework

Idea Management: The first step on this journey is to establish a robust idea management system. Encourage employees from all levels and departments to contribute their small ideas. Implement a centralized platform, like an idea management software or intranet portal, to capture and evaluate these ideas effectively. Foster a culture that values and rewards innovation, embracing Gartner’s principles of inclusivity and open communication. By doing so, you can harness the collective intelligence of your workforce and unlock the potential of small ideas.

Proof of Concept or Technology: To validate the feasibility and potential of small ideas, consider developing a proof of concept (POC) or leveraging existing technologies. A POC involves building a prototype or conducting small-scale experiments to test the viability of the idea. Embrace Gartner’s recommended practices, such as setting clear objectives, defining a controlled scope, and establishing meaningful metrics for evaluation. The POC serves as a crucial steppingstone, helping you identify technical challenges, assess scalability, and gather feedback for further improvements.

Technology Selection: While small ideas may not require groundbreaking technologies, the right technology can amplify their impact. During the technology selection phase, consider Gartner’s research-based insights and recommendations. Evaluate technologies that align with your small idea and organizational goals. Assess factors such as scalability, integration capabilities, security, and long-term viability. Leverage Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports or vendor evaluations to gain deeper insights and make informed decisions.

Vendor Lookup: In some cases, implementing small ideas may require external expertise or technologies not readily available within your organization. Conduct thorough research and evaluation of vendors who offer relevant solutions. Consider factors such as vendor reputation, expertise, cost-effectiveness, and compatibility with your specific requirements. Gartner’s market research and vendor analysis can serve as invaluable resources during this process, helping you identify potential partners who align with your goals.

Implementation and Evaluation: With the technology and vendor selected, it’s time to implement your small idea and turn it into a tangible solution. Assign dedicated resources to oversee the implementation process, ensuring a seamless integration and addressing any technical challenges that may arise. Once implemented, closely monitor the solution’s performance against predefined metrics and objectives. Gartner’s approach of continuous evaluation and feedback loops can aid in assessing the effectiveness and impact of the solution, facilitating further improvements and optimizations.


This blog can guide organizations on a transformative journey, turning small ideas into remarkable solutions. By fostering a culture of innovation through idea management, conducting proof of concepts, or leveraging existing technologies, carefully selecting appropriate technologies and vendors, and implementing and evaluating solutions, organizations can unlock the full potential of their small ideas. Remember, innovation is an ongoing process, so continuously iterate, learn, and refine your solutions. If you need assistance in navigating this journey and unlocking the potential of your small ideas, our team is here to help. Contact us today to embark on your Gartner-style innovation journey and transform your small ideas into remarkable solutions.

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“Remember, greatness can be achieved from even the smallest of ideas. Embrace the journey and let your innovation shine.”

Soundar Mannathan

About the Author: Soundar Mannathan is a senior blockchain architect with Prolifics, where he designs and develops solutions using open source technologies, enterprise products and cloud-based solutions. He has more than 16 years of experience in Cloud technologies, Blockchain/NFT, AI/ML, Java/J2EE, Spring/Spring boot, PL/SQL, Oracle, DB2, Mongo, Angular, React, Node and NPM. He holds an MBA from the University of Dayton and BA in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Anna University.